Neocolonialism refers to the idea that without maintaining active settlements, it is still possible to exercise power in a colonial way. This occurs not just with military force or through geopolitical economic institutions like the IMF, but in the control of discourse. Lang helped us see that globalization could not be a primarily economic phenomena, because the constitutive integration of markets is a century older than globalization discourse. Globalization as a discourse and its universalizing rhetoric serve to erase the dissent of the colonized while exercising economic, political, and ecological power over them.


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